Wail for whales: stealth boat to blast Japanese

Andrew Darby; 1/12/09

Japanese whalers have seen a lot from opponents in the Antarctic: rotten butter in bottles, smoke bombs, propeller entanglements, even the odd bare bottom. But they haven’t seen anything like the Ady Gil. Nor heard anything like a hair-raising Maori haka this outrageous black speedboat plans to blow in their direction when it finds them. Looking more like Batman’s spacecraft than a boat, the biodiesel-powered trimaran arrived in Hobart yesterday on its way to the Southern Ocean, with its eponymous Californian businessman owner on board.

See: http://www.theage.com.au/national/wail-for-whales-stealth-boat-to-blast-japanese-20091130-k18l.html